Police arrest 69 in major biker gang drug bust

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The Hells Angels and the Red Devils biker gangs were targeted in 49 police raids which saw 650 police officers arrest 69 suspects in Saguenay, the Laurentians and Laval Wednesday. 

Six suspects are still being sought in the roundup of the drug operation which dealt meth, cocaine, cannabis and cocaine.

The raids were mainly directed in the Saguenay area where the network was also suspected of other crimes, including extortion, arson, kidnapping and other crimes.

One of the cells was suspected of producing marijuana for the Quebec market, while another was believed to have been exporting marijuana to the U.S.A. at a rate of 20 kilos per week, for a revenue of about $1.2 million.

Some of those arrested were Daniel Labrie, 41, of Terrebonne, Daniel Bouchard, 40, of Jonquière, Éric Bleau, 32, of Saint-Eustache, Pierre Chayer, 50, of Rawdon and Normand Girard, 60, of Laval.

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